Feed Me Oil Review
- Challenging puzzles; multiple unique solutions despite the small amount of tools available.
- Fun visuals and relaxing background music.
- Amazing fluid mechanics; the oil moves smoothly while reacting in a way that feels natural.
- Difficult without using up hints; lots of trial and error for a potentially poor/incorrect solution.
- Overlapping objects can be hard to manipulate.
Feed Me Oil jumps in to a genre already full of interesting titles and manages to stand out despite its obvious inspirations.
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There's something distinctly disturbing about Feed Me Oil by Chillingo and HolyWaterGames - while the amazing fluid mechanics could be considered uncanny, the unnerving variety of creatures you end up 'feeding' are almost the stuff of nightmares. Though feed them you will as you obsess over engineering the perfect machines for transporting oil from the pipe and in to the monster's mouth(s).
The immediate impression you get on loading up the game is one of a re-imagined World of Goo, but it's the mechanics and not the aesthetics that make this game a wonderfully fun and challenging experience. Upon touching the oil-pipe a set amount of oil will flow out in to the screen and it's up to you to place a handful of objects in its way in order to guide it towards a 'mouth'. This is no easy task as levels quickly introduce switches and other moving parts that force you to use fans, magnets, platforms and and other objects in novel ways to shift the oil efficiently. A 'hint' button is available to essentially spoil the puzzle you're on, but a cool down prevents you from simply blasting your way through the game and coming up with unique solutions is far more rewarding than following a preset path.
It's clear the game has taken a lot of inspiration for its design, aping the whacky 'living' environments and jazzy background tunes, but it's a formula that works well as it provides distractions that can lead you down the wrong path or lead you to entirely novel solutions to the problem you're facing. If you opt to forgo the hints you'll need to spend a lot of time testing your creations to fine-tune them, but even if you do 'skip' a puzzle you can come with skills learned on later levels to conquer it with less items, gaining more 'stars' in the process. Players are rewarded for their tenacity with bonus levels that feature unique scenarios (such as zero gravity), so it's worth taking that extra bit of time to think things through.
Feed Me Oil tickles the brain in a way that's rare for a physics puzzle as players turn abstract ideas in to workable machines that require considerable effort to perfect. The charming style and challenging gameplay makes for a great distraction that's easy to come back to again and again; definitely worth checking out.
DescriptionFeatured as iPhone Game of the Week on iTunes and the number-one paid app in the US, as well as many other countries. Thanks to all of our amazing fans for the incredible support!
When hunger strikes, strike oil! Welcome to a weird and wonderful place where the land is literally alive — and it’s starving! Your job is to get the oil from the broken pipe to the mouths of the strange creatures. It won’t be easy though, as you’ll need to use all sorts of fun tools, as well as your brains, to solve the puzzles.
"We can’t rave enough about how good the game looks and sounds." — SlideToPlay, 4/4
"All of this makes Feed Me Oil one of the App Store's best puzzle games." — Modojo, 5/5 Stars
"...this game is definitely fun and it's always satisfying to watch your black oil slurp its way into the mouth of a strange, big-eyed, oil-craving cartoon land-creature." — TouchArcade
"Feed Me Oil is all about playing with physics, and having a lot of fun while you do it." — PocketGamer
"Solving ecological disasters has never been so entertainingly surreal." — 148Apps, 4.5 Stars
"...a wonderfully fun and challenging experience." — AppSpy, 5/5
"This is the epitome of what an iPhone game should be." — Maxim
"Feed Me Oil is another superb physics puzzle game" — Apple'n'Apps
"Feed Me Oil captures the best elements the best apps in its genre have to offer and adds a couple of nice touches to boot." — AppPicker, 5/5 Stars
"...enjoyable for all ages and is great for those who like physics and logic puzzles." — AppAdvice
"...this is a very well put together game, with many elements from other great games combined to make a fun experience" — Appolicious
"...a new masterpiece" — iAppstest
Feed Me Oil Highlights
• A huge variety of mind-bending levels will test your mental skills.
• Different ways to solve each puzzle for endless replayability.
• Intuitive touch controls that make the game a breeze to play.
• Incredibly slick and realistic physics create oil like you've never seen.
• Unique, surreal art design that looks amazing on your iPhone.
• Use fans, magnets, wind, and more to beat each level.
• Gift free levels to your friends and family and share your experience.
• Stunning musical soundtrack that features jazz, emotive piano tracks, and more.
For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com.
What's New in Version 1.2.1The 1.2.1 update fixes the anti-gravity score recording issue introduced in the 1.2 update that contained:
• 15 New levels in all new 'Upside Down' level pack.
• New gravity flipping element.
• A little surprise for those of you who can't get enough Feed Me Oil.